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Old 08-13-2004, 09:23 PM   #1
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apt and yum help

Hey, Im running ferdora core 1 and I am wondering what apt and yum are and what they can do. Can somebody please help?
Old 08-13-2004, 09:27 PM   #2
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apt and yum are a way to install new packages and update existing packages. One advantage is that dependancies are resolved when installing.

You can run the following to update all the packages: 'yum update'
You can install packages with the following: 'yum install <package name>' ie: yum install gkrellm

APT is very similar except the update is 2 steps 'apt-get update' and then 'apt-get upgrade'

ON fedora I don't know if APT is installed by default but I think YUM is.


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